Its been a long week in the African Fashion Scenes, from experiencing the best of Nigerian Fashion in the just concluded Nigerian Fashion & Design Week to keeping up with all the Lagos street style, latest trends and what's to come, sincerely, i'm more stirred than exhausted. Now to my favorite part of Mondays, check out some of the very best and most fabulous African Asoebi Styles Inspiration.
Kendall Jenner is landing more Vogue Covers than an actual Magazine Stand. See all her stunning pictures from her Vogue Turkey Feature after the cut. As always, she looks absolutely gorgeous.
The one and only Lanre Da Silver Ajayi, is "the" Nigerian International designer, her one of a kind designs make it easy to stand out from all others and make her one of the most celebrated designers at home in Nigeria and across the globe. She debuted her very seasoned collection on the grande finale of the Lagos Fashion & Design Week and as expected, left everyone in awe of her talent and creativity. See all of her inspirational designs after the cut.
I could go on and on about how much i love and adore Nigerian designer Lisa Folawiyo and her work but then again, I've said that so many times i'm starting to echo. She debuted her latest collection first at the New York Fashion Week and now at the Lagos Fashion & Design Week. See all the designs from her luxe collection after the cut.
Nigerian Women's Wear Label Tsemaye Binite took to the 2016 Lagos Fashion & Design Week to showcase her latest collection. Known for her luxury and innovative styles, see all of her collection after the cut.
Nigerian self-named Women's Brand Bridget Awosiaka, is one of those names synonymous with impeccable Fashion in the country so for the creative designer, every thing comes easy. As expected, her designs at this years Fashion & Design week were notable. She graced the catwalk with some bright colors and some very admirable and uniquely crafted ensembles. See more of her collection after the cut.
I wasn't sure hat to expect from Nigerian designer Akpos Okudu's creation, but believe me, right now i am paused and in-love with every single piece of clothing that strut that runway. Amazing!!! As much as i have a flare for Couture Fashion and abstract creativity, i have more interest and love for the everyday finely crafted wearable designs and the Akpos Okudu collection embodies that every day sexy and beautiful woman eager to take a picture for the gram because she knows she looks fierce. See all the stunning designs after the cut.
In Nigeria, there are Fashion designers and they are Creative designers. Designer Mai Atafo, transcends these two categories because he is not only the most creative designer to be born out of the continent of Africa but, he is a creative genius in his own rights. He debuted his long awaited Bridal Collection at the Day 3 showing of the Lagos Fashion & Design Week and it was nothing short of a fairy tale. He outdoes his genius and creativity every single time! See all of his amazing collection after the cut.
Nigerian Women's Brand Nuraniya are known for their amazing Ready-to-Wear designs, they took to the catwalk on the Day 3 of the Lagos Fashion & Design Week to show off some even more amazing designs. For the first time at this year's Fashion Week, something more hip hit the runway. Her designs incorporated modern silhouettes, corporate chic dresses and evening wears. See all the looks from the collection below.
Senegalese designer Sophie Zinga lit up the Lagos Fashion & Design Week Runway with an array of bright and beautiful designs. Her statement designs included a lot of finely tailored, modern, wearable ensembles. See all the runway looks after the cut.
Nigerian designer Olajumoke Omilua teamed up with Vlisco, who is only one of the largest multinational textile manufacturing company in the world, to showcase some of her finely crafted designs at the 2016 Lagos Fashion & Design Week. Personally, seeing Omilua's pieces on the runway made me happy because, they are so modern and so wearable by the average African Fashion-forward lady. Omilua is definitely one of the naturals with an effortless approach to her designs.
Long before many African designers where trying to carve a Niche in the World of Fashion and Design, Dumebi Iyamah Creative director of the Andrea Iyamah brand had gone-on to become a household name and an International sensation. Personally i adore the brand and the unique creativity of the designer and her stand-out, top-notch designs. I always look forward to seeing the brand every year at Fashion Shows and this year, the brand met all expectations with its collection for the Lagos Fashion & Design week. See all her amazing designs after the cut.
It was a not so intense but busy day for the big names in Nigerian Fashion at the Day 3 of the 2016 Lagos Fashion & Design Week. The show is almost coming to an end so the streets have about a day to make a lasting impression till 2017. See some of the sightings from the Lagos Fashion Streets after the cut.
My Fashionista of the day is one of the most refreshing faces i've seen on Instagram in a long time. I fell in love with her bold and beautiful style immediately i stumbled upon her. From styling her modern African Inspired outfits in the most beautiful and sexiest ensembles to having the face and body of a goddess (no homo), i'd be selfish not to share this bundle of beauty and style with you. All the way from Guinea Bissau its the beautiful Olaj Aarel.
One of the biggest trends to hit the Fashion Scenes both in the International Scenes and across Africa, has been the use of embroidery. Nigerian Women's Brand, Moofa, creatively incorporated this modern trend into her bold and edgy floral applique ensembles. See looks from her runway collection after the cut.
Its safe to say designer Ejiro Amos-Tafiri stole the show at the Day 2 of the Lagos Fashion & Design Week with her fashion-forward and eclectic designs. Personally, i think this is one of the best collections to make a debut so far at the 2016 Lagos Fashion & Design Week. See all the brands fabulous designs after the cut...
If there is anything i have been craving to see more of on the runway at this year's Lagos Fashion & design Week, it definitely would be African Prints. Watching Nigerian Designer Amede's model strut down the runway in her signature batik ensembles made me grin with satisfaction from ear to ear. See the designs from her collection after the cut.
After winning the second edition of the Fayrouz L’original challenge, the brand Fruche has done on to become a recurring name in the world of great fashion & design. Creative Director Frank Aghuno is never scared to run with his imaginations and creativity. At hi collection debut for the Lagos Fashion & Design Week yesterday, i thought his designs were refreshingly unique and a stand-out. See all the looks after the cut.
Day 1 of The Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week was indeed a warm-up. More of Lagos State's finest and most fashionable personalities stormed the Federal Palace Hotel, venue for the Fashion Week. I'll waste not even a second chatting, here are some of the looks from today's street style sightings.
It is a pretty good feeling when you wake up to Vogue's Online Editor Marjon Carlos writing about Lagos and its most fashionable sisters. Its an even better feeling when the Magazine shares your thoughts on how fascinating these two Nigerian Sisters Chichi and Ogo Offodile are only the most dynamic fashion duo to come out of Lagos, Nigeria and unto the international scenes where they are recognized for their prominent styles. I'm highlighting all my best parts from their Vogue magazine feature so keep reading and be Inspired by the Offodiles.
What to expect when you are expecting, real life glow!!! Ciara attended the Council of Fashion Designers of America (CDFA) event, hosted by Vogue Magazine looking beyond gorgeous in a blue tuxedo, a pleated mini skirt and some sky-high lace-up heels. She looks stunning, if she didnt announce her big pregnancy news yesterday, i would have been on the hunt for whats in her water...so Radiant! See more of her after the cut.
Nigerian brand Onalaja is every modern African woman's dream brand. From its modern artisan fashion to its impeccable craftsmanship and tailoring, its no wonder the brands Creative Director Kanyinsola Onalaja is revered among her peers. The brand his the 2016 Lagos Fashion & Design Week to show off its latest collection. See all the fashion-forward African Inspired designs after the cut.
Nigerian Afropolitan Brand Kina Buti never misses an opportunity to pass a strong and ethical message with its absolutely stylish and wearable modern designs. The took to the Lagos Fashion & Design Week to show off the brands new collection, which featured modern day trends like faux fur, bold prints, ruffles and statement accessories. The designers certainly didnt come to play. See all the looks from the brands collection after the cut.
Sisiano Paolo is one of those Nigerian designers who has an original and artistic take on Fashion, then again what else would you expect, he is a fine dance Artist blessed with magical hands and feet. Since his break through at the Lagos Fashion and Design Week, the brand Sisiano has managed to shape the face of Nigerian Fashion all across the country in its own creative way. Everything he puts out, is a hit and i am a true fan of this brand. See all of Sisiano's designs at the 2016 Lagos Fashion and Design Week after the cut.
Women Fashion Brand Dzyn Couture, is located in the Northern Part of Nigeria (Abuja). The brand took to the runway on the First Day of Nigerian Fashion's most anticipated event to showcase its latest collection (no pressure at all). What do i think of the collection? Absolutely wonderful... If day one of the 2016 Lagos Fashion & Design Week is birthing such impeccable designs, then we can only hold on to the edge of our sits for whats to come. See all of the stunning looks from the Brands Collection after the cut.
Style Temple is one of my favorite new designers located in the Northern Part of Nigeria (Abuja). I had always admired the designers unconventional creativity, but after the release of her last collection "The Ipsety Collection", i fell completely and utterly in love with the Brand. Headed by Og Okonkwo as Creative director, see all of my best looks from the brands new collection at the 2016 Lagos Fashion and Design Week after the cut.
American sensation and model Hailey Baldwin teamed up with British global online footwear Public Desire to launch her own collection of footwear. The Public Desire x Hailey Baldwin collection. The brand describes Hailey as the model of the moment, she oozes sass and is the ultimate PD bae. The #PublicDesirexHaileyBaldwin collection features ankle booties, long boots and heels. We're cravin' strappy stilettos and babein' boots with mesh deets. Long boots never looked so good as they do now in sock fits, velvets, statement perspex and a wooden effect stacked heel. Get to Shop all the looks from the collection below...
It is the most highly anticipated buzz-worthy, end-of-year Fashion Event in the Fashion Capital of Nigeria, Lagos State. Pulling out the best and most creative minds in the Fashion and Entertainment Industry, The Lagos Fashion and Design Week. I will be joining in on all the fashion madness going down at the Federal Palace Hotel, Victoria Island, Lagos...but before i do, i will definitely keep you updated and in-tune with all the hot sightings on and off the streets and from the Runways. Trust me you would be inspired with all the creativity the Heineken Lagos Fashion & Design Week has to offer. Lets roll in the fashion festivities with some of the street style from #LFDW2016 Day 1.
The Year 2016 has been the year of "distressed clothing" From Kanye West and his Yeezy inspired ripped clothing, to the tons of distressed denim we see on the streets daily, the distressed trend made a huge sweep across the fashion scenes. If you ever consider joining the distressed wagon and rocking the trend sanely, here are a few inspirations on how to rock the distressed trend in style from some of the best and most fashionable celebrities and fashionista's out there. See more after the cut...
There are only a handful of African Celebrities and Socialites like South African Actress and Model Nomzamo Mbatha, who have proudly incorporated the African-Inspired Fashion into their everyday style, Thank God for her and the likes. From her everyday appearances to her more professional sightings to her enviable Red Carpet Fashion Statements, Nomzamo manages to rock her African prints proudly and fashionably in some very gorgeous ensembles. She is a proud African Woman with "the body" to match her style and beauty. Be inspired by Nomzamo's interpretation of the Amazing African Fashion and Culture. More after the cut...
Some of my favorite and the most fashionable women in Hollywood, gathered for the annual Elle Magazine's Women in Hollywood Event, which was held this year at the 4 Seasons in Beverly Hills. The Award is held every year to celebrate the achievement of a number of successful females in the industry. From the fashion-forward Lupita Nyong'o to Helen Mirren, Kristen Stewart, Amy Adams, Vanessa Hudgens Lucy Hale...See all of their gorgeous ensembles on the red carpet after the cut.
Lady Gaga has a new Alter Ego, her name is Joanne and she loves pink!!! Following the release of her fifth self-titled studio album "Joanne", for those of you who dont know Gaga's middle name is Joanne (Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta), the superstar has been out and about promoting her new music and channeling her inner Barbie monster in gorgeous Spring-ready pink ensembles. See some of her most recent looks and be inspired by her bold and fashionable style. More after the cut.
Its not every day you get to see a starlet commanding the streets with her impeccable style. 23-year-old American beauty queen Olivia Culpo hit the streets of Miami turning heads in a blush ensemble and a matching fur coat. See her many fabulous shots after the cut.
Hey all! Blame my flakiness on the awful weather and a series of activities. Cant keep a good girl down so i'm back and better! Lets kick-off the day with a re-cap of some of the best looks of the week, too many fabulous multiple sightings from celebrities all across the globe this week so be inspired!
The beautiful Isla Fisher is cover girl for Elle Australia's October Issue. See more of her flawless pictures after the cut.